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Born September 1, 1995, died April 10, 2010.


Daffodils and forsythia, welcome spots of color coming out in the gray landscape.

Vote no on beer/wine

Two of the qualities of life in our community in Vineyard Haven will be affirmed by voting no on Article 1, to limit the sale of alcohol in the town of Tisbury, on April 27 – our grandchildren and "getting away from it all.

A life saved

We are fortunate to have public servants who are compassionate and vigilant, as they perform their daily duties for the community, eager to risk life and limb, reluctant to take credit, even in the case of saving a life.

Eva I. VanLeesten

Eva Illione VanLeesten, 88, of Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Boston and Oak Bluffs and Batavia, Illinois, died peacefully on January 22 in Arlington.

State upholds Title 5 violations, lowers fines

A recommendation from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) concludes Joe Alosso, Oak Bluffs wastewater plant manager, violated septic system regulations on his own property, but recommends fines already assessed be reduced.

Cruel and unnecessary

In the last few weeks, I watched my very healthy three-year-old cat become more and more despondent and most assuredly ill.

Chilmark special town meeting warrant

County of Dukes County, ss.

Islands housing bill is placed on State House calendar

After winning approval from a pair of committees, bills establishing new taxes on high-dollar Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard housing transactions, with the revenues shouldering affordable housing efforts, have made it onto the House calendar.

No to Tisbury Marketplace

This is a copy of a letter to the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Island Club makes $36,000 in donations

Our Island Club, a discount membership group for Island residents, announced the distribution of more than $36,000 in donations and scholarships to more than 160 Island organizations, including the Martha's Vineyard Animal Shelter, Food Pantry and Hospice, according to a press release.

First quarter SSA traffic volume strong

Passenger, auto, and truck (freight) traffic was up significantly during the first quarter of this year, compared with the year-ago period, according to the Steamship Authority's records, released April 9.

Martha’s Vineyard schools fight back against bullying

Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) officials said this week they have clear-cut policies and an efficient process in place to handle bullying incidents.

Tisbury wraps up unwieldy warrant in one night

With town moderator Deborah Medders at the reins, Tisbury voters said yes to everything, including a $20.

Oak Bluffs rejects rooms tax, votes meals tax, cuts stipends

A total of 75 cents added to a $100 restaurant meal is all the appetite Oak Bluffs voters had for tax hikes, at special and annual town meetings Tuesday night.

New bridge, old problem?

The new $9.

Hospital cuts ribbon on brand-new building

The new Martha's Vineyard Hospital opened its doors to approximately 2,300 Islanders over the weekend.

Connector road, redux

It's too soon to say mission accomplished, but the decision by Tisbury voters to proceed with planning and funding the so-called connector road between State Road and the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road is a smart one.

Eco-chic weddings: How to get a little greener

Choosing flowers is perhaps one of the simplest ways to make a wedding more environmentally friendly, especially with a large selection of nurseries and farmers on the Island.